Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

Vegan cream cheese is widely available these days; you may even find a few supermarket options using a number of different bases, including almond, cashew and tofu. Pick whichever one suits your needs and tastes, and use it to whip up this fast, unfussy, plant-based version of a classic Alfredo. Because vegan cream cheeses can vary in acidity and saltiness, you’ll want to adjust the lemon juice and salt levels of the sauce to taste before adding it to your cooked pasta.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package instructions.
  2. Step 2

    While the pasta boils, heat the oil or butter in a small skillet over medium. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring often. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cooked garlic to a blender (discard the oil). Add the cream cheese, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, nutmeg, 3/4 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and blend the ingredients into a creamy sauce. Season to taste with black pepper and salt, then add more lemon juice, if desired.
  3. Step 3

    To prepare the optional topping, add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse until the mixture is finely ground.
  4. Step 4

    When the pasta is ready, drain it and return it to the pot over low heat. Stir in the sauce and heat the pasta until well coated and warmed through. Serve immediately, and sprinkle with vegan Parmesan or the topping, if desired.